Bird's Eye view of artwork

FILM LAUNCH: The film, Birds Eye View, documents artist Geoffrey Carran's murals on Goroke's GrainCorp silos. Photo: Supplied.
FILM LAUNCH: The film, Birds Eye View, documents artist Geoffrey Carran's murals on Goroke's GrainCorp silos. Photo: Supplied.

West Wimmera Shire Council will host a screening especially for Goroke residents to celebrate the film Bird's Eye View about artist Geoffrey Carran's murals on the town's GrainCorp silos.

Mr Carran spent two months in the township painting the murals on the silo walls and took the initiative to document the process and the locals' response to the murals in the film.

The film launch will take place tomorrow at the Goroke Memorial Hall. The event will commence at 6pm with a light takeaway meal provided by council. Goroke Apex club will be in attendance to serve drinks.

After the film screening, residents will be able to engage directly with Mr Carran in a Q&A session about the making of the film and any other queries they may have about the artwork, the artist and the project.

Interim chief executive officer Paul Brumby believes the film is sure to delight the locals as it features a number of well known and long standing Goroke residents.

"We are extremely thankful to the State Government for the funding we received for this project and to GrainCorp for allowing it to take place on their silos," he said.

"This film launch is important to the Goroke community because they have watched in eagerness as both the silo art and the documentary was being made.

"Mr Carran has made quite a few firm friends in the town and I know Goroke locals will be keen to see this film in its final form and reunite with him."

Mr Brumby said the project is now part of the Victorian Silo Art Trail and has already had a palpable benefit to residents in terms of town pride and economy stimulus.

He said it feels like the township is actually "beaming and booming".

"We hope to see Goroke out in force at this event."